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  1. Oct 10, 2011
    9
    It's such a shame they didn't give this version of the series a chance. Sure there were problems with the combat, the complaints that it was "too easy" were valid and the character's weren't super well developed but the art style was breathtaking, the control was fluid, the score was excellent and by the end, I was interested in the relationship between Elika and the Prince. Like Mirror's Edge, it was flawed but none of the problems were insurmountable. So much potential and such a nice package it's sad that they felt the need to scrap this version for a 3rd reboot. Expand
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81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 73 Critics

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  1. Positive: 57 out of 73
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  1. The game's core mechanics are all still there, neatly created and presented stunningly. But underneath this evident beauty, Prince of Persia fails to deliver on any sort of a challenge, and instead of carrying on the proud tradition of the series, deviates to a considerable and damaging extent because of its simple gameplay and excessive accessibility.
  2. While Prince of Persia is definitely flawed and can even become tedious at points, it creates a dreamlike world that keeps you interested. It is an interactive extension of what good fiction tries to be, and while it's not for everyone, it can often leave you with a desire to come back for more.
  3. Newcomers are likely to get more out of this new trilogy's opening than veterans, who know much better. [Feb 2009, p.74]